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Barbados is a pear shaped coral island in the Caribbean, northeast of Venezuela. The island is English speaking and is part of the British Commonwealth. 

Barbados is a safe place for a holiday. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to its enviable climate, together with its warm, clear blue sea and brilliant white sand beaches which are great for people of all ages.

 

Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of sea by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Most of the country is circled by coral reefs with its stunning underwater world which fall in a series of "terraces" in the west and go into an incline in the east.

As a tropical island Barbados is home to many beautiful beaches. Barbados beaches are as diverse as the island and everyone has their favourite.

 

Not just a tropical beach,Barbados is a fascinating place, packed full of culture, things to do and a real sense of history. The sun and the trade winds are equally intense, making for a great climate throughout the year. For a small island, there really is something for everyone.

 

Attractions:

 

Andromeda Botanical Gardens

The Andromeda Botanical Gardens. Just like the Wildlife Reserve, the landscaping of the gardens is beautifully done, enabling you to wander the lush, tropical pathways. There are two alternative trails to follow, one easy and one a little longer. There are orchids, frangipani and you can spot humming birds around the hibiscus. The tropical abundance of the gardens is truly astonishing.

 

Beaches in Barbados

As a tropical island Barbados is home to many beautiful beaches. Barbados beaches are as diverse as the island and everyone has their favourite.

The island of Barbados has more than 70 miles (110 km) of beaches of both pink and white sands, which are made of coral reefs that have been ground into a very fine powder by the waves of the ocean.

Its different coasts offer beaches that range from powdery sand and cerulean waters of the Caribbean to the perfect swells of the eastern Atlantic coast.

The 10 best beaches in Barbados:

  1. Crane Beach
  2. Ju Ju’s Beach
  3. Accra Beach
  4. Sandy Lane Beach
  5. Miami Beach
  6. Cattle wash Beach
  7. Bottom Bay Beach
  8. Batts Rock Beach
  9. Silver Rock Beach
  10. Little Bay

 

Barbados Museum

The Barbados Museum, once housed the former military prison of St. Ann's Garrison. It is one of several buildings that make up the Historic Garrison Area.

At the Barbados Museum visitors will meet such interesting people and find an extensive and varied collection, appealing to a wide range of interests.

 

Bathsheba & Scotland District

The Bathsheba and the Scotland District in Barbados provide some interesting views of the island. A popular tourist spot, it is filled with many attractions that will entice the tourist. The district is very popular among surfers. The waters are breathtaking, which is why it is ideal for surfing. There are several restaurants nearby. From there, you can watch them riding the waves.

 

Flower Forest

This quiet, atmospheric botanical garden is located in the rolling highlands of central Barbados, in St. Joseph Parish. The trails are very well-maintained, and wander past a variety of native and introduced tropical plants. All plants are labeled with both common and scientific names.

 

Garrison Savannah

Visit the historic Garrison Savannah for an exciting day of thoroughbred horse racing!

This Sport of Kings has taken place at this location for over 150 years.

 

Kensington Oval

The Kensington Oval is located to the west of the capital-city Bridge town on the island of Barbados. "The Oval" is one of the major sporting facilities on the island and is primarily used for cricket. Locally referred to as "The Mecca" of cricket.

 

Orchid World

This beautifully landscaped orchid garden is situated in the central part of the Island some 841 feet or 261 meters above sea level and nestles amongest the cane fields of Sweet Bottom and Groves Plantations. Orchid World sits on 6 acres of land, surrounded by sugarcane and 810 ft above sea level, leaving you with panoramic views of Barbados.

 

Pelican Village Craft Centre

Pelican Craft Centre is a large craft outlet and workshop on Princess Alice Highway in Bridge town.  Craftsmen make and sell their finished products at the centre.  You can see the crafts people at work making pottery,  cigars and moulded figures,  also blowing glass, carving, weaving and sewing.

 

The Parish of Saint Peter

The Parish of Saint Peter is one of eleven parishes in the Caribbean island of Barbados. It is named after the Christian Apostle and patron saint, Saint Peter. It is located in the north of Barbados, and is the only parish besides Saint Lucy that extends from the east coast to the west.

 

Harrison's Cave in Barbados

Harrison’s Cave is a magnificent museum of stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave, and stalagmites that emerge from the ground, crystal-clear water and spectacular waterfalls.

 

Ocean Park

Ocean Park is a unique attraction bringing the spectacular underwater world of Barbados to all - without having to get wet!

Ocean Park displays a fascinating collection of freshwater and tropical marine life of the Caribbean in a way that is exciting, unique and educational.

 

Welchman Hall Gully

Located in the heart of the island in the parish of St Thomas, the Welchman Hall Gully provides an insight into what Barbados would have looked like 300 years ago. The gully is a collapsed cave which has a mature tropical forest growing within it. There are a large variety of plant species comprised of a mixture of Barbadian and other exotic tropical plants. The gully is also home to numerous animals including Barbados green monkeys which abound.

 

Joe's River Tropical Rainforest

Joe's River Tropical Rain forest is set on a spectacular 85 acres of forest located on the outskirts of Bathsheba in the parish of St. Joseph. The woodland sprawls from the Atlantic side of the island to one of the highest points in Barbados known as Hackleton's Cliff. One can walk through the hills, gullies and plains of this Tropical Rain Forest and take pictures of the beautiful tropical trees; Fiscus, White Wood, Cabbage Palms, Mahogany and Bearded Fig Trees to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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